If you’re eager to land a job, it’s tempting to try to be all things to all people. You see a job description and think “I could do that” or “That’s a little like what I did before.” While versatility is good, applying to anything and everything can be problematic. Read More
CodeFellows of Seattle is one of the several coding boot camps that have sprouted up around the country, particular at the major technology hubs, such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. With a $4,000-9,000 tuition and 3-6 weeks of intensive training, CodeFellows guarantees a $60k job within 6 months of graduation or your money back. Given that my work at Jobfully has been focusing on working with software talent on their career planning, development and transition, I had been very curious about the work at CodeFellows. Read More
A job search creates a great opportunity to take your career in a new direction. But making that transition, and selling yourself in a new area can be tricky. In today’s Friday Video, Life Coach Patricia Klingler gives a quick tip on how to move in a new direction. Read More
You hear a lot these days about “hot jobs” – jobs are in increasing demand. You also hear a lot about jobs that have disappeared forever. If you were working in a field that is no longer flourishing, or if you simply want to move into a different profession that better fits you, you will need to prepare yourself for a career transition. Read More
Today our guest blogger is Jeff Baird. Jeff is a Ruby on Rails developer at Medivo.com. You can find Jeff hacking at http://github.com/jeffreybaird and documenting the process at http://learnwithjeff.com. Follow Jeff on Twitter @Jeffrey_Baird.
So the month of June came and went, and so did July. A lot has happened, but I wasn’t able to complete my goals.
I did, however, make huge strides in my programming skills — so huge, in fact, that I was hired as a junior developer at Medivo!
This post is about how I got hired for my dream job with less than six months of programming experience. Read More
Today we’d like to share a video by Wall Street Journal discussing the process of planning a career change. Many people consider making a career change, but few truly understand what it takes to make this process effective. Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups. Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in this process. I’d like to share with you a summary of this talk and the main takeaways. Read More
Today our guest blogger is Amy Nicole. Amy is a freelance writer for Incepture, a Florida based staffing agency serving Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami. You can follow Incepture on Twitter @incepture.
In February 2009, I received my pink slip.
I had just started my job five months prior, uprooting my life in Florida to move to the unknown land of Washington, DC. Read More
Last week I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups. Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in this process. I’d like to share with you a summary of this talk and the main takeaways. Read More
It’s that time of the year again; the New Year is about to begin. As 2011 ends and 2012 starts, we are going to take a look at the hot careers of 2012. If you are planning a career transition or aren’t sure what you want to do, knowing what careers are in demand may be a good jumping off point. Read More